Simple winter motifs burnt into wood make the most adorable ornaments!
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If this is your first time wood burning, here are some tips to help you get started.
A wood burning tool often comes with a pack of points. These are like nibs on a calligraphy pen. Different points can help you create different lines and dots. You can also purchase metal alphabet stamps for your wood burning tool. This makes it easy to wood burn initials or words onto your ornaments, should you like to do that.
Once you’ve heated up the tool, do not use your hands to change the points. Instead, use round nose pliers. Place the hot point you just removed in a metal dish.
Safety is really important when wood burning. Always be sure to use the stand that accompanies your wood burning tool. Once you’ve plugged in your tool, it’s a good idea to securely tape down the tool’s wires onto your worktable with masking tape for precaution.
Wood burning tool and accompanying points and stamps
Round nose pliers
- Use a pencil to sketch out stars on your wooden ornaments.
- Then, go over the pencil lines with a wood burning tool.
- Hang ornaments.
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